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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-12-2004, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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lo-pro springs configuration

Maybe for the next restringing I'll put a 060 as low B on my rg2027, and so I'll need more spring tension, but the two screws of the spring claw have run out (I can't turn them anymore into the wood!). Now I have 3 springs in the standard position: | | |
Do I need another spring? Or should I try this configuration: / | \ ?
Do this last add tension in respect of | | | configuration?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-12-2004, 11:17 AM
 
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if you're going from a 52 to 60 changing from | | | to / | \ should be enough...but man, i would never drill all the way into the wood...i think you should consider some new springs regardless
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...but man, i would never drill all the way into the wood...i think you should consider some new springs regardless
Uhm...why? My local music shop tech told me that there is nothing wrong with it....
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oh its just a personal preference. I don't like going to the extreme in anything; plus I always like to leave myself some room to go either way.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-12-2004, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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I see. So there's nothing wrong with it in term of harming the guitar? I seem to recall that Rich once told me that it's okay...
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Nothing wrong with arrow config.

If you just can't screw in anymore then drill the holes a little deeper. Fresh mahogany is very tough to screw into. If you're just plain out of room either go arrow, add more springs, or use stiffer springs.
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If you just can't screw in anymore then drill the holes a little deeper. Fresh mahogany is very tough to screw into. If you're just plain out of room either go arrow, add more springs, or use stiffer springs.
It's not that I "can't screw anymore" because the wood is tough, it's that the screws have run out: the screw heads are touching the wood, it's physically impossible to screw in them more!
Ok, so maybe I'll try another configuration!
Sorry to be so anal but, is there something wrong in having the springs claw screws all into the wood?
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Sorry to be so anal but, is there something wrong in having the springs claw screws all into the wood?
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Only than you have no room for adjustment, no.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-15-2004, 03:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ok, thanks! I'll put them in arrow if I need more tension. Thanks Rich!
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?

Excuse my ignorance, whats the difference in terms of playability between the lll and /l\ configuration on a regular 6 string tuned in standard tuning ?
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no differences that could be felt by human being. only Eric Johnson will.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-11-2004, 09:24 PM
 
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Actually, I find the action of the trem is quite noticably stiffer when using arrow configuration as compared to the same guitar, same string gauge, just re-setting to go from straight to arrow configuration. I much prefer the springs parallel.
... and I'm no EJ... =]
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